Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-31T14:24:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-31T14:24:25Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, S. (1999) Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies. In: A. K. Thompson, and R. F. Chadwick, eds. Genetic information: acquisition, access, and control. New York/London: Kluwer. en
dc.identifier.isbn 0306460521
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/128
dc.description.abstract Different sociologies have a contribution to make in terms of identifying problems with untheorized notions of lay knowledge about genetics. This chapter reviews the insights afforded by different sociological traditions, including subjectivism, feminism, anti-racism, disability rights perspectives, critical realism and post-modernism. Collectively, these sociologies caution against certainty in (1)the conception of genetic knowledge; (2)the actions of health professionals; and (3)the implementation of genetic policy. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic / Plenum Press en
dc.subject genetic en
dc.subject sociology en
dc.subject sickle en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject social en
dc.subject critical en
dc.subject positivism en
dc.subject subjectivism en
dc.subject post-modernism en
dc.subject RAE 2001 en
dc.subject.ddc 174.957
dc.title Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell


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